Stillness

“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

Being by myself at home during the day is a situation not new to me as I had been doing this since I had my stroke in 2017. Doing video calls on weekends to family is also not new to me, as my son is in London for a few years now.

But the stillness of life in current situation, the rules, the lack of freedom, the stress and the anxiety THAT is what is different. For two months my only interaction with the outside world is when I take my daily morning walk. Taking photos of birds, flowers, the wetlands, the sunset has become one the most enjoyable activity of my day.

Though restrictions have eased here in Melbourne, my husband is continually working and I have started catching up with friends, my favourite pastime still remains and nothing could be better than that.

This is for Sunshine’s Macro Challenge, for Jez’s WWE Water Water Everywhere and for Sue’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Pastimes

42 Comments Add yours

  1. What fantastic pictures with so much detail! That first shot is especially awesome. Thank you so much for participating in the challenge.

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    1. TCast says:

      My pleasure Sue. 🧡

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  2. Tina Schell says:

    Oh my Teresa, these are simply incredible! Thanks so much for joining the challenge

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    1. TCast says:

      Always a pleasure, Tina! It is such an enjoyable thing to do. 💛

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Rita!

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  3. lolaWi says:

    amazing pictures, Techie! wow 🙂

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    1. TCast says:

      Great subject Wi! That duck is really posing for me haha

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  4. JohnRH says:

    Wow. Great photos. Well done!

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks so much John!

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  5. Fantastic images, Teresa 👏 That first one is amazing; funny to see how they are all literally keeping an eye on you 😂

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    1. TCast says:

      Oh yes they are all watching me for sure. Haha Thanks for the comment, Jez

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  6. These are amazing, Teresa. The details of the feathers and the sharpness of the eyes just reach out and grab you. Great job! Enjoy the rest of your day. 😊

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Irene, I had so much fun sitting quietly and watching these feathered friends of mine.

      Regards, Teresa

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  7. Lisa Coleman says:

    Absolutely amazing shots. The sharpness of the feathers and eyes. Outstanding!

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks so much Lisa! 💚

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  8. These pictures are marvelous, feel happy about climate of your place helps you meet so much of beautiful birds.

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks so much, and yes, I am happy seeing these birds!

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  9. Cee Neuner says:

    These are are fantastic 😀 😀

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks for the lovely words.

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  10. Amy says:

    Beautiful, beautiful!! Love the opening image especial. 🙂

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Amy, that duck is so still it seemed like it was asleep, but when i zoomed into it, it’s eyes were open.

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  11. Leya says:

    Oh, these are so beautiful. So much detail and lovely colours! Well done.

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Ann-Christine. 🧡

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks my dear. 😊

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  12. Beautiful photos Teresa!

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks Aletta 😍

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  13. Wendy says:

    Stunning pictures, I love the pukeko, so bright and bold.

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    1. TCast says:

      Which one is that? I am not even aware of that name? But now I have googled it and i now know which one it is. Thanks for the education 😊, Wendy!

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      1. Wendy says:

        We have them here too, goofy birds, lots of character.

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  14. Very Very beautiful. Especially the eyes! 💙

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    1. TCast says:

      Thanks so much Lisa.

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  15. restlessjo says:

    Fabulous images- especially the lead one! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. I’m glad I stopped by. 🙂 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Jo, sorry for replying just now. I don’t know why sometimes it doesn’t show in my feed. Have a great day! 💚

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      1. restlessjo says:

        No worries! You too 🙂 🙂

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  16. Sherry Felix says:

    Love the birds.

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    1. TCast says:

      They are gorgeous indeed!

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  17. Wow, absolutely love that first shot!!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks for that, Lisa! 💙

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